Englyn proest dalgron

Englyn proest dalgron, én-glin proyst dál-gron ( half rhymed englyn), sometimes referred to as Englyn Proest Cyfnewidlog is verse that utilizes proest or half rhyme but no full rhyme. It is the 6th codified Official Welsh Meter, anEnglyn,

The englyn proest dalgron is:
• stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
• syllabic, made up of 7 syllable lines.
• rhymed, all of the lines half rhyme. In this stanza form, the rhymes are formed by vowels of the same length or by vowels of the same length followed by a consonant or the vowel w (long oo in English). The key is the rhymed syllables must be the same length. Long sounds match with long sounds and short sounds match with short sounds. (vote and boot are the same length but, bale and bill are not)
x x x x x x a
x x x x x x a
x x x x x x a
x x x x x x a
Agharat hoen leuat liw
yghiyeth lewychweith law
wyf oth garat, glwyfgat glew,
ynvyt drew benyt y’mbyw
—- Einion Offeiriad 15th century

Limey’s Adventure by Judi Van Gorder
The shiny lime green frog can
jump over the fox’s den
without waking fox within,
then croaks and soaks in the sun.

Peck’s Pond by Judi Van Gorder
Murky surface of Peck’s Pond,
the stocked rainbow trout swim stunned.
The camp sick children attend
and fish sitting on the sand.

Sabino Canyon by Stephen Arndt

Stopping by a spring-fed lake
On our carefree canyon hike,
Giving feet a grateful soak,
I inspect a spiring peak.

Former aeons formed these rocks
With their crevices and cracks;
Here are boulders stacked like bricks,
There are carved-out caves and nooks.

See the massive mountain ridge,
Cacti clutching to a ledge,
Wearing blossoms like a badge,
You may gaze—they will not grudge.

When I hear the canyon rills
With the gurgling sound that lulls,
Seeing slopes arise from dells,
I wish my house had such walls.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=982
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

Cozy Clique

Cozy Clique (Englyn proest dalgron)

Fine friends frequent neon bars
downing drafts of local beers
ignoring jokes of boring boors
laugh aloud at one of her’s.

© Lawrencealot – December 10, 2014

 

Related Welsh Form are HERE.

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Englyn proest dalgron

Englyn lleddfbroest

Englyn lleddfbroest, én-glin lléd-uhv-broyst (diphthong half rhymed englyn), the 7th codified Official Welsh Meter, an Englyn, is close to impossible to emulate in English. Therefore, if you want to give this one a try, consider yourself successful if you get sort of close to these sounds. As the on-line site Kalliope says “in English, cheat”. 

The defining features of the englyn lleddfbroest are:
• stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
• syllabic, 7 syllable lines.

rhymed, all of the lines half rhymes but the four half-rhymes must be the diphthongs ae, oe, wy, and ei in whatever order.

x x x x x x ae

x x x x x x oe

x x x x x x wy

x x x x x x ei or ai

Llawen dan glaerwen len laes,

lleddfolwg gloyn amlwg glwys,

llathrlun manol a foleis,

llarieidd foneddigeidd foes.

—- Einion Offeiriad 15th century

Absolute Nonsense

Sorry, even cheating fails,
to try writing Welsh forms foils
artistry and yet appeals
to poets creating howls.
— Judi Van Gorder

The Agave Cactus by Stephen Arndt 

Rings of fleshy leaves are joined 
About the stalk they surround; 
Its five-meter height attained, 
Not a bud is there to find. 

Half a century devoid 
Of blooms that would make you proud, 
When they flower, long delayed, 
Yellow suns rise, open-eyed. 

These gold flowers you enjoy 
Took you fifty years, and now 
You at last have had your day— 
It is time for you to die. 

I have fifty years of toil, 
And though they’ve not yet grown foul, 
I have hopes they will not fail
Before they have bloomed a while. 

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=981
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My attempt

Imaginary Dipthongs (Englyn lleddfbroest)

If you plan to write this way
and you are an English boy,
One will have to ask you “Why”?
There seems little to enjoy.

© Lawrencealot – December 10, 2014

 

Related Welsh Form are HERE.

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Englyn lleddfbroest